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Lavatoio Medievale

Via Vittorio Emanuele, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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“wash house” (7 reviews)
“quick look” (4 reviews)
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Via Vittorio Emanuele, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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"wash house"
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"clothes washing"
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"quick look"
in 4 reviews
"running water"
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"natural water"
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"middle ages"
in 4 reviews
"hidden away"
in 2 reviews
"the main street"
in 7 reviews
"cool place to chill"
in 2 reviews
"medieval times"
in 3 reviews
"daily life"
in 3 reviews
"old town"
in 11 reviews
"hidden treasure"
in 2 reviews
"in great condition"
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"cefalu town"
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"free entry"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Old style hand wash complex used by women of the town to hand wash clothes. Water is apparently from a natural source that flow through the city.

Thank moscit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth a few minutes as you're meandering along the main street. It won't take you long though.

Thank L3K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is certainly a stop worth!!! Very nice and quiet place in a quite busy city!! Well preserved and authentic!

Thank imar1971
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Women had really quite good condotions to performe cloth-washing. Better visit it in the evening when iluminated !

Thank saba49
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool atmosphere and very photogenic, there were young eels in the channels, free entry - only a very short visit required

Thank lbwww
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I first visited Cefalu in the 1970s, this medieval laundry was still in use. Today it remains a fascinating attraction for the visitor.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and fresh. Exactly what you need during a hot summer day. I am not sure I felt comfortable with all the tourists sipping their feet in the water but I guess you can't have it all.

Thank Maurizia-Ramzi
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Free entry. Sounds strange place to visit, but this was built in Medieval Times and is where the townsfolk did all clothes washing until end 1980's! Fed by mountain water, which flows into bay - so you get a cold bit when swimming in sea

Thank Newportnobby
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is a must stop in Cefalu to see how washing was done in the 1400s and earlier. The stone washboards are still there and you can hear the waves from the beach on the other side lapping up against the sea wall. It's very...More

Thank flaneur40
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Walking around the busy streets hides some of the real gems in this stunning town. The wash houses are a real eye opener and reveal some interesting historical detail. Well preserved and worth a look.

Thank Terry H
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